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Old 03-08-21, 21:42
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Default Wartime T16 pictures (#2)

We used to have a thread "Wartime T16 pictures", but this seems to have gone missing. So here is another try.

First read A brief history of the T-16 Carrier on my website for background info. I wrote this article for Geoff W-B's The Carrier Platoon web site (now defunct) where it was originally published in 2001.

In 2004, I added the page The T-16 Carrier in use with the Canadian Army to my website.

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Old 03-08-21, 21:46
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T16 Universal Carrier towing a 6-pdr. AT gun. Support Company of the Royal Hamilton Infantry, Zuid-Beveland, 27-Oct-1944

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Dutch civilians swarm over carriers of the Eighth Recce Unit in welcome as the Canadians move into a village near Beveland Canal. (Zuid-Beveland).
This photo was made at Wolphaartsdijk, 30 October 1944. I cannot see if these are T16 Carriers, but they are towing 6-pdr AT guns.

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Source: https://beeldbankwo2.nl/en/imagebank...7-435755e36040
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T16 Universal Carrier of the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry at the Bossestraat road, Woensdrecht, The Netherlands, 16 October 1944.

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Source: https://www.saak.nl/battlefield%20to...recht%20nl.htm
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T16 in service in the Far East, possibly Burma?

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T16 Universal Carrier of the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry at the Bossestraat road, Woensdrecht, The Netherlands, 16 October 1944.
Then & now photos:

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Old 27-08-23, 03:54
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Can anyone tell me the purpose of the small rectangular metal plates, with tapped holes in them, that are situated along the top of the sides and on the front armor as clearly seen in posts 7 & 8?
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Old 03-08-21, 22:27
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Dutch civilians swarm over carriers of the Eighth Recce Unit in welcome as the Canadians move into a village near Beveland Canal. (Zuid-Beveland).
This photo was made at Wolphaartsdijk, 30 October 1944. I cannot see if these are T16 Carriers, but they are towing 6-pdr AT guns.

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Source: https://beeldbankwo2.nl/en/imagebank...7-435755e36040
I suspect that the photograph is of infantry carriers as a reconnaissance regiment would not have had towed anti-tank guns in its establishment.
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Old 04-08-21, 02:25
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Here are some more collected from the internet over the years.

The picture with the crew sitting on the 6pdr is from the same set of vehicles as in your post #2
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Another one from the end of the war.
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I suspect that the photograph is of infantry carriers as a reconnaissance regiment would not have had towed anti-tank guns in its establishment.
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The Canadian discussion during 1943/1944, of universal carriers being adapted to tow Ordnance QF 6-pounder and Trailer, 10-Cwt, produced an estimate of towing hooks required. As indicated in the following estimate, November, 1944: Recce Regts had a requirement for either 12 or 18 towing attachments each, for their 6pr A Tk establishment.

Ed, I imagine there will be supporting detail to indicate the actual deployment of the 6pr with these two Recce Regts in the N.W.E. theatre? At present, an image of a Cdn Recce Regt universal carrier deployed, ‘44/‘45 towing a 6pr in N.W.E. is elusive.

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I came across these in the picture archive of Stichting Oud Meppel:

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There are also pictures of other Canadian vehicles in there, such as Ram Kangaroos, a Ram ARV, and Archer SP guns.
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First read A brief history of the T-16 Carrier on my website for background info. I wrote this article for Geoff W-B's The Carrier Platoon web site (now defunct) where it was originally published in 2001.

In 2004, I added the page The T-16 Carrier in use with the Canadian Army to my website.
Jason Ginn is a member of MLU Forum and obviously gleaned some of the info off here. And good to see my website quoted on his webpage, which took the research into this subject one step further:

https://canadianarmsandarmour.ca/the...adian-service/
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T16 towing a 6-pdr AT gun, Rue du Général Moulin at Caen - read more here: https://flic.kr/p/MCG2XP

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T16 in Caen, Normandie

source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/moogk/...7696364296761/

(lovely research by Michel Le Querrec, by the way!)
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I believe the red arrow is pointing to the unit shoulder title and the blue arrow is pointing to the division patch. Does that change your assessment?
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T16 in Caen, Normandie

source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/moogk/...7696364296761/

(lovely research by Michel Le Querrec, by the way!)
More photos of this bridge at: https://web.archive.org/web/20220401...juillet%201944 (go down about 1/3rd of the page. The entrance walls on the south bank are distinctive.)
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“A Universal Carrier of The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa (M.G.) passing through Holten, Netherlands, 9 April 1945.”

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